Nutrients

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why is Protein needed in the body?
Proteins are needed in the body to assist with growth and repair of the body.
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Why are carbohydrates needed in the body? Why
Carbohydrates are needed to give the body energy. There are two types of carbohydrate - starch and sugar.Starch is found in cereals, cornflour, potatoes, pasta and flour.
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Why are Fats needed in the body?
Fats help to provide concentrated sources of energy and help to insulate the body in cold weather. There are two main types.
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Why are Vitamins needed in the body?
Vitamins are needed in very small amounts for growth and health. The main vitamins are vitamin A, the B complex of vitamins, vitamin C and vitamin D.
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Why are minirals needed in the body?
Minerals are needed in small amounts to help the body function properly and stay strong. Calcium and iron are two important minerals.
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Why is Calcium needed in the body?
Calcium is needed for the growth of healthy teeth and bones. Sources of calcium include milk, cheese, eggs, wholegrain cereals, green vegetables, bread and tofu.
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Why is Iron needed in the body?
Iron is needed for the formation of red blood cells. Sources of iron include red meat, green vegetables, eggs, lentils and bread.
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